|Observed by||Hindu families|
|Type||Religious, Uttar Pradesh, Meerut|
|Significance||Public holiday in Uttar Pradesh|
|2017 date||October 21|
Pota Bhai, Bhai Phota or Bhai Phonta is a Hindu festival celebrated in Bengal. Similar to the Bhai Dooj festival of north India, it takes place during Diwali on the second or third day of the month of Kartik. The festival is centred on rituals where brothers and sisters honour each other.
- "Bhai Phota 2018, Bhai Phota Dates". www.diwalifestival.org. Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India. Retrieved 5 February 2018.